Kurt Angle has called a segment where a WWE Hall of Famer asked fans to show their breasts, “the worst idea in the world”.
During the Attitude Era, WWE was more relaxed about having edgier content on its programming. This ranged from risque jokes, to more violent matches, and even on occasion partial nudity.
However, Kurt Angle has recalled one of the racier things that happened during that time period occurred off-air.
Speaking on his podcast, The Kurt Angle Show (available early on AdFreeShows), the Olympic Gold Medallist recalled that for several weeks in 2000, during ad breaks on Raw and SmackDown, Jerry Lawler would take to the microphone and ask for fans to “show their puppies” his famous euphemism for breasts.
Angle went on to criticise it as “the worst idea in the world” as it led to fans not caring about the matches anymore as they were looking for nudity in the crowd.
“It was the worst idea in the world for Jerry Lawler to have fans show their puppies. Whether it’s during the show or during a commercial break, that’s when the fans don’t get involved the match anymore.
“They’re more interested in seeing naked women in the crowd – and I don’t blame them for that [laughs].”
“The thing is, it’s something that we tried, it was the wrong thing and we didn’t do it anymore after that.”
H/T to Sportskeeda Wrestling for the above transcription.